[mythtv-users] Another step towards what I'd predicted

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Tue Jan 8 10:59:17 UTC 2008

jedi wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 09:22:29PM -0500, Mark Steckel wrote:
>> At 04:10 PM 1/5/2008, you wrote:
>>> This week i E-mailed the FCC and complained about the fact that allot of
>>> people are buying new TV's with the digital and Qam tuners and the cable
>>> operators are blocking us from using our tuners.. My Argument  is we
>>> change over to digital tv's and still have to rent a stb and remote..I
>>> have 3 tv's  so it costs $24.00  a month to do what my tv's already
>>> do..They E-mailed me 2 days later and asked for my home phone number so
>>> they could speak to me about it...Maybe if  more people would e-mail
>>> them and tell them their cable co.won't allow them to use their TV's
>>> with out an stb... Can't hurt.... Sorry to jump on your post,but i
>>> wanted to maybe prompt a few to do as i did....  The email address is
>>> MBINFO at fcc.gov
>> The following implicitly explains cable companies' desire for stb, 
>> namely 2-way communication to support interactive services, 
>> pay-per-view and what not.
>   ...STB, no STB. It doesn't really matter to me one way or the other.
>   I just want a signal in the clear that I can record from.
> [deletia]
>   Controlling an external tuning box has never been any big deal.
So you don't mind paying for an extra piece of kit that duplicates what your 
computer is already capable of?

Mike Perkins

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